Throughout disciplines and across programs, Duke is creating a climate for climate education. Feel like diving headfirst into ocean health? Want to invest some time in learning about green business? Ready to march through the history of youth activism? Whatever your course of study, Duke provides curricular opportunities to deepen your climate and sustainability knowledge and to empower bold climate solutions.
As part of Duke’s Climate Commitment, the university has prioritized investments in climate-related areas of research where Duke already has momentum: energy transformation, empowering climate-resilient communities, amplifying environmental and climate justice, and developing climate solutions based on data-driven outcomes.
Across the University, researchers and faculty from every discipline and department are engaged in climate research that impacts all disciplines, across our 10 schools. As a top 10 school for research funding, Duke has long been the home of dynamic climate research, including deep disciplinary and cross-cutting interdisciplinary work. From new energy materials engineering to environmental migration policy research, Duke’s scholars are committed to impactful and collaborative research in a changing world.
One important thing that hasn’t changed in a semester of the pandemic is the arrival of new faculty members. They come with new ideas, research problems and classes. Their importance in sustaining existing strengths and guiding Duke toward new areas of excellence can’t be underestimated.
Scholars across Duke are working to expand humanity’s understanding of the ocean, consistent with the university’s mission to seek solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. From the Marine Lab at the Nicholas School of the Environment to the Fuqua School of Business, and from Duke Law to the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke researchers are working on the complex regulations governing the use of the ocean, and studying the impact of industry on its teeming diversity of life.
Fresh ideas drive universities, and one essential source for these are new faculty members across the university. They come at the junior and senior faculty levels, ready with new ideas and approaches to build on existing academic strengths and to assist Duke in moving forward into new strategic areas.